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How Amazon blew its chance in New York

CNN BUSINESS |

The deal was supposed to be foolproof. Amazon put two years and untold amounts of staff time and money into negotiating with New York to save about $3 billion on a new campus in one of America's most...

GOP pitches bills on workforce development, job training

Joe Cooper |

Senate Republicans unveiled a second wave of legislation Thursday they say would lift barriers to employment, increase job training and lighten the burden for first-time homebuyers.

Progressives ready to battle Connecticut's rich over taxes

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT Mirror |

A major liberal block in the House of Representatives unveiled a series of tax proposals Thursday that could put them at odds with Gov. Ned Lamont and other of their fellow Democrats in the...

Amazon cancels plans to build New York headquarters

CNN BUSINESS |

Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.

Lamont hopes spending cap will protect CT's piggy bank

KEITH M. PHANEUF CT Mirror |

Gov. Ned Lamont is urging lawmakers not to crack open Connecticut's piggy bank, even as its holdings approach an unprecedented $2.3 billion, which is a little like asking your toddler not to eat the...

Middlesex Health ups minimum wage to $15

Joe Cooper |

Middlesex Health isn't waiting for the state to raise its minimum hourly wage to $15.

Pressure builds to repeal tax on inheritances of the wealthy

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT Mirror |

For years, minority Republicans in the General Assembly have fought to repeal Connecticut's tax on inheritances of the wealthy.

CT sees slight uptick in solar jobs

Matt Pilon |

While U.S. solar employment declined in 2018 for the second straight year, Connecticut solar jobs held stable, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation's annual count.

Lamont tells CT to expect lean spending, sales tax expansion

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT Mirror |

In a lead-up to his first budget next week, Gov. Ned Lamont asked Connecticut residents Monday to brace for a lean spending plan that overhauls service delivery, restructures pension debt and...

Hartford Courant journalists are attempting to unionize

Joe Cooper |

Suffering from a declining workforce in recent years, Hartford Courant employees say they took steps on Monday to form a union.

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